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Newcastle City of Sanctuary

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Newcastle City of Sanctuary

Newcastle has been welcoming people seeking sanctuary for many years. While those seeking asylum have no choice over where in the UK they are dispersed to, we take great pride in the fact that so many refugees chose to settle here once their claim for asylum has been determined.

As a city we are committed to doing what we can to welcome those seeking sanctuary and to help rebuild lives. We are honoured to be a recognised City of Sanctuary; part of a network of towns and cities throughout the country that are proud to be places of safety, and which include people seeking sanctuary fully in the lives of their communities.

Documents produced on behalf of the Newcastle City Wide Group, detailing information about the agencies that may be able to offer advice and support to those seeking sanctuary, where to access ESOL, and what drop-ins are on in the City:

Free City of Sanctuary online training module aimed at front line professionals, volunteers and anyone else wanting to get a simple overview of migration in Newcastle. You will need to sign up to access the course:  City of Sanctuary Training Course

Documents, with translation for some of the most commonly spoken languages, detailing information about the agencies that may be able to offer advice and support to those seeking sanctuary:

Health Access Card. These leaflets are an important resource to provide factual information in an easy to use way, about how to use NHS services:

European Union Settled Status. This leaflet gives general information in English, Czech and Romanian:

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